The Six Local Nonprofits Competing for $50k at the 2016 Wine Party Are...

6 Outstanding Nonprofits Will Compete, You Will Decide

In just under two weeks, six local nonprofits will canvass the crowd at TUGG's 10th Annual Wine & Tequila Party, educating partygoers about their organizations and hustling for votes.

The nonprofits fall into two categories: those new to TUGG’s portfolio this year, and those returning. Each category will have a winner, determined by attendee votes. Both winners receive $50,000 in grant funding and runners-up will receive $10k.

Take a minute to learn about each of the nonprofits below:

2016 New Nonprofits

First Teacher is a community of parents and caregivers working together to prepare all our children for success in kindergarten and beyond. We believe we are our child's first teacher.


MassLEAP is dedicated to building and supporting spaces for youth to experience the transformative power of their own voices in community with one another. We exist as a platform for young people, artist-educators and organizers to foster positive youth development through spoken word poetry forums. 


WeThrive is an entrepreneurial mentoring program that pairs college students with middle school and high school students in low-income households. Youth participants create ventures of their own, earning real revenues but most importantly learning life skills and gaining a near-peer role model.


2016 Returning Nonprofits

Resilient Coders is a free, volunteer-based program focused on making web technology more available to kids who might not otherwise be exposed to it. Each student builds a website, coached along by a web professional.



Science Club for Girls fosters excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs and maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. 


Youth HUB is a youth and community development platform with a mission to dramatically improve employment and career readiness for local under-resourced youth.



Now that you have an idea of who your Wine Party ticket is helping support, keep in mind that it's open-source philanthropy. The crowd decides which nonprofits get funded based on engagement and connection with the community. Get ready to change someone's life with your vote!

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